The wording the DMV is using sounds so vague and would appear easy. There are some sharp clerks who know it must be a Federal Emmisions sticker not a California sticker. I would stay away from the Rocklin DMV the supervisor there is very versed at this and will flag you.
Where did you see or hear anything on the ban being lifted? I know that some guys are getting lucky but this would be huge news if it were true. Also who did the paper work, did you go to the DMV with your MSO or did the dealer do it? If so where did you buy at? Thanks